Press Releases - Community Interest


Aug 01

Canine Karma's Open House and Pet Food Drive - August 12th, 2018

Please join Canine Karma in celebrating our new location: 6549 Angola Rd while generating some "good Karma" of your own by donating to the Humane Ohio Pet Food Bank. Bring in pet food and receive 10 additional raffle tickets for valuable ...

Posted By: Tina Ferner | Category: Community Interest



Jul 25

University of Toledo Professor Holly Hey Receives National Public Broadcasting Distribution Contract of Documentary Film to air on WNED, Buffalo PBS

Toledo, OH, July 18th, 2018 - The National Educational Telecommunications Association (“NETA”) has contracted with Professor Holly Hey, Head of the Film/Video program at the University of Toledo for exclusive public television ...

Posted By: Angela Riddel | Category: Community Interest



Jul 23

Six Months After Moving in, New Walbridge Neighbors Brighten

WALBRIDGE - Just six months after moving into Walbridge, the men and women of Sunshine Communities have been busy connecting with their new neighbors — delivering lunch-time meals to senior citizens, planting flowers around St. Jerome Catholic ...

Posted By: Sara Wilson | Category: Community Interest



Jul 19

Giving Beds to Children in Need - Sleep in Heavenly Peace

The Maumee Valley chapter of Sleep in Heavenly Peace (SHP) is taking applications for beds. Children between age 3 and 17 who do not have a bed and live in Northwest Ohio are eligible to receive a free bed, complete with mattress, sheets, comforter, ...

Posted By: Michael Horvath | Category: Community Interest



Jul 19

Music in the Meadow

Your invited to a FREE outdoor concert! Please bring a chair or blanket and listen to musical guest John Pickle. Story Point Food Truck will be onsite with food available for purchase. Wednesday, July 25th, 5-7PM at Spring Meadows Nursing and Rehab ...

Posted By: Nikki Schultt | Category: Community Interest



Jul 12

The Toledo Area Humane Society Partners with Chipotle for a Cause and Effect Fundraising Day

Toledo, OH – The Toledo Area Humane Society is partnering with six local Chipotle locations for aspecial Cause and Effect Fundraising Day on Thursday, July 26th.Last year’s fundraising day raised nearly $7,000 for the animals here at ...

Posted By: Abbey Hall | Category: Community Interest



Jul 12

Getting Ahead Helps Staff Map Out a Better Life

For the nation’s 4.5 million Direct Support Professionals, debt, family tensions, oreven a flat tire can disrupt their ability to provide the highest-quality care to men, women and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. ...

Posted By: Sara Wilson | Category: Community Interest



Jun 27

“Downtown Sylvania Under the Lights” Recognized on Front Cover of National Publication

The “Downtown Sylvania Under the Lights” project was recently recognized as the cover photo in a national publication. A photo of Downtown Sylvania’s Christmas lighting project was featured on Bronner’s annual Commercial ...

Posted By: Michelle Sprott | Category: Community Interest



Jun 27

New Partnership Benefits Disability Community

The Fair Housing Center and the Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority (LMHA) are pleased to announce a joint effort to ensure public housing programs and services are accessible for persons with disabilities. A three-year agreement paves the way for ...

Posted By: Sarah Jenkins | Category: Community Interest



Jun 27

Bactrian Camel Born at the Toledo Zoo

TOLEDO, Ohio — Toledo Zoo is excited to celebrate every day as hump day with the birth of a female Bactrian camel on May 6, 2018! The new camel was born to mother, Sasha, and father, Cash and has been named Zehra, (zar-rah) which means bright ...

Posted By: Shayla Moriarty | Category: Community Interest



Jun 21

Back to School Carnival

Saturday, August 25th 2pm Back to School Carnival at The Shops at Fallen Timbers Looking to promote local organizations affiliated with the area schools and youth development. Will be featuring Air Extreme Ohio inflatables, carnival games, Book that ...

Posted By: Sara Eiden | Category: Community Interest



Jun 21

Local Student Movement- SASS- Student Advocates for Safe Schools- Hosts Community Picnic at Wildwood Metropark

Who: SASS- Student Advocates for Safe Schools hosts; FREE public eventWhat: SASS Summer Picnic- Community EventWhere: Wildwood Metorpark, Whitetail Shelter House, 5100 West Central Ave, Toledo, OH 43615When: Wednesday, June 20th, 2018, from ...

Posted By: Natalie Morgan | Category: Community Interest



Jun 21

Library hosts Toledo Native Who Biked 12,000 Mile Perimeter of U.S.

Toledo native, UT graduate, and retired Sylvania School teacher Alan Thompson completed a 12,000 mile bicycle journey along the perimeter of the United States for charity. Come hear his story!An avid cyclist and humanitarian, Alan Thompson raised ...

Posted By: Ben Malczewski | Category: Community Interest



Jun 21

Toledo Library Hosts Mercy Health for Fire Safety and Burn Prevention Program

How much do you know about keeping yourself and your family safe from fire? Test your knowledge of fire safety in this interactive session.Mercy Health will be hosting a fire safety and burn prevention trivia night to provide your family with the ...

Posted By: Ben Malczewski | Category: Community Interest



Jun 07

Toledo City Council Authorized 2018 Sidewalk Program, Human Relations Commission Members

Toledo City Council today authorized spending $1 million from the city’s capital improvement Fund and $560,000 from the special assessment improvement fund to pay for the Kapszukiewicz administration’s planned 2018 sidewalk program; ...

Posted By: Ignazio Messina | Category: Community Interest



Jun 07

Equality Toledo to Open New Food Pantry

- Equality Toledo (ET) plans to host an official ribbon-cutting ceremony, unveilingthe organization’s new food pantry, located at Collingwood Presbyterian Church (2108Collingwood Blvd.) on Thursday, June 7 at 10:00 a.m.“Our purpose in ...

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May 29

Toledo School for the Arts earns College Success Award

Toledo, OH - Education information nonprofit GreatSchools has awarded Toledo School for the Arts with a 2018 College Success Award in its first report recognizing schools in nine states for commitment to college preparation. GreatSchools pinpointed ...

Posted By: Laura Doles | Category: Community Interest



May 29

2018 Free Disposal Days - June 2, July 7, Sept. 8, Nov. 24

The city of Toledo is sponsoring four free disposal days at the Hoffman Road Landfill for city residents. They are 8 a.m.-2 p.m. on June 2, July 7, Sept. 8, Nov. 24.Disposal is subject certain terms and conditions. Acceptable bulky waste items ...

Posted By: Ignazio Messina | Category: Community Interest



May 29

2018 Engage Toledo Ambassador Academy Details Announced

Toledo Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz announced details of the 2018 Engage Toledo Ambassador Academy during a news conference today. The initiative was launched last year to inspire civic engagement and participation.The next Engage Toledo Ambassador ...

Posted By: Ignazio Messina | Category: Community Interest



May 29

Accomplished Seniors Complete Their Final Year at TSA

TSA Recognizes Strong Academic and Artistic Record of Sixteenth Graduating Class Toledo, OH — Ninety-one seniors are candidates for graduation from Toledo School for the Arts this spring. The ceremony will be held at the Valentine Theatre on ...

Posted By: Laura Doles | Category: Community Interest



May 29

New Rhinoceros at Toledo Zoo

TOLEDO, Ohio — Swaagat, Aashish (ah-sheesh). Welcome, Aashish. The Zoo is excited to introduce a new three and a half-year-old male Indian rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis) as its newest resident. Aashish arrived today from his birthplace, The ...

Posted By: Kim Haddix | Category: Community Interest



May 29

Stefan Robert Bates Memorial & Overdose Awareness Event

MONTPELIER, OHIO -- On Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 12:00 p.m.., FI Community Housing, Inc. and No More Heroin will present the “Stefan Robert Bates Memorial & Overdose Awareness Event” at the Williams County Fairgrounds in Montpelier, ...

Posted By: Robin Higginbotham | Category: Community Interest



May 08

Toledo Takes ECHL 'Best Ice' for Third Year

PRINCETON, N.J. – The ECHL announced today that the Toledo Walleye are the 2017-18 recipient of the League’s Best Ice Award. It is the third consecutive year that Toledo has received the award.“Jesus Rivera and his team raised the ...

Posted By: Andi Roman | Category: Community Interest



May 08

Summer Opportunities at the Toledo Zoo

TOLEDO, Ohio — Summer vacation means Toledo Zoo Summer Safari Camps sponsored by Toby & Sue Cardone and the Cardone Financial Group. These affordably priced week-long day camps offer campers ages four to 15 an opportunity to enjoy the Zoo in ...

Posted By: Shayla Moriarty | Category: Community Interest



May 08

Cardinals Invited to Play In Prestigious Basketball Event

OREGON, OH - The 2018-19 Cardinal Stritch Varsity Boys Basketball team has been invited to take part in the Premier Health Flyin' To The Hoop High School National Basketball Invitational next season. The 17th year of this internationally ...

Posted By: Paulette Cousino | Category: Community Interest



May 08

Out of the Darkness Community Walk

Out of the Darkness Toledo Community Walk Held in hundreds of cities across the country, they give people the courage to open up about their own struggle or loss, and the platform to change our culture’s approach to mental health. When you ...

Posted By: Peggy Myers | Category: Community Interest



Apr 17

Toledo Lucas County Public Library Awarded for Excellence in Reference Services

The Toledo Lucas County Public Library was selected as the 2018 winner of the Award for Excellence in Reference and Adult Services, sponsored by ReferenceUSA, for the Living Better, Spending Smarter page. As a one-stop shop for personal finance, ...

Posted By: Leighann Wood | Category: Community Interest



Apr 17

Toledo Area Humane Society Gears up for First Annual TAHS Restaurant Week

Toledo, OH – We are getting revved up here at the Toledo Area Humane Society for our 33rd Annual Bark in the Park! What better way to get the community excited then by combining a love for food and passion for animals together into one GREAT ...

Posted By: Abbey Hall | Category: Community Interest



Apr 17

Toledo-Area Police Win Best Dressed in Nation

The next time you see a Perrysburg Township police officer, take notice of the uniform: it's one of the sharpest in the nation according to the North American Association of Uniform Manufacturers & Distributors (NAUMD). The Perrysburg Township PD ...

Posted By: Alyssa Darah | Category: Community Interest



Apr 17

Toledo Zoo Saddened by Death of Masai Giraffe

TOLEDO, Ohio — The Toledo Zoo is sad to report that Bahati, a four-year-old female Masai giraffe, was humanely euthanized today due to rapidly declining health. Bahati was born at the Nashville Zoo at Grassmere on December 13, 2013. She was ...

Posted By: Shayla Moriarty | Category: Community Interest